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What is a digital creator? And how to get started

Did you even know that there is a difference?


Rachel Kiley

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 1, 2022   Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 5:50 pm CDT


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Have you ever wondered what the difference between a digital creator and an influencer is? Did you even know that there is a difference? Not everybody does! Read on to learn about what it means to be a digital creator and how to get started.

Content creation has become a lucrative and fun way for people with all sorts of skill sets and interests to make money doing things they love, all while building their own businesses, setting their own hours, and engaging with audiences in meaningful ways.

But with so many opportunities to build a career in this way comes different definitions as to what, exactly, it is that you’re pursuing. If you’ve ever thought about becoming an influencer or a digital creator, it’s helpful to know the difference between the two so that you can carve a path for yourself with purpose and understand expectations that both your audiences and brands you may partner with might have.

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*First Published: Nov 1, 2022, 6:30 am CDT